Editions: 3 Super Smash Bros. (1999), Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001), Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008)

Publisher: Nintendo

One thing we gamers love is to see is our favorite characters plucked out of their usual element and placed in another. Nintendo nailed it perfectly when they started the Super Smash Bros. franchise. We finally got to see Pikachu, Link and others use their abilities against each other instead of the foes they always battle. The SSB games were such a hit that two more came out of the series along with recent word that there will be a fourth title available for the Wii U and 3DS co-developed with Namco Bandai. The same publishers that brought us Tekken and SoulCalibur.